Friday, November 19, 2010

Shutterfly Promo

I have to tell you about Shutterfly's great promo they have going on right now especially for bloggers! Write up a post about Shutterfly & you will get 50 free holiday cards!!!! I mean come on what a great deal! I have to say even without this deal I really do love shutterfly! I have ordered multiple prints at a great price from them. I have also made several photo books as gifts for my Mom & my MIL, which they loved!!! Their prices are great, low shipping cost (if you even have to pay any!), & GREAT turn around time. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for any sort of photo gift. They have so much to offer like mugs, calendars, ornaments, they even have a book that you can add in your childs face to become part of the story!

I think I am going to have a hard time picking which one I like most for our card this year. I am usually really picky but this year I have several favorite designs for. Now comes the hard part...picking one. Which one do you like? Option 1, Option 2, or Option 3? So what are you waiting for, if you have a blog just hop over & check it out!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Amazing God How Can It Be

I've been thinking a lot about my strength in God. Just things in life these past few weeks have brought up many questions on strength. Strength when you are going through hard times in life with work, strength with your children, strength with your marriage, strength with your family, just strength in general. Even times when I think I have no strength left, I seem to find it and be strong when I need to be.

God protects us, God never fails us, God loves us, God comforts us. All these thoughts come to my mind over and over a lot lately. How do you find strength when you need it most? Unfortunatley, I've had to find a lot of strength over the past years even.

I went through 2 miscarriages - I had to find strength.

My sweet little boy Caden was born with a kidney disease and has gone through two surgeries. I had to find strength, LOTS of strength!

My boss at work passed away back in January. I just broke down and lost it. I soon had to gather my strength to be able to get through the days to come.

My little boy started having some scary visions/nightmares, not sure what it was, but I had to find the strength to comfort him even when I was terrified myself.

And many more things!

So, how do we find strength? The only way I know to find it, that is turn to God! Turn to God for everything. No matter what the circumstance, God will have the answer for you. God will comfort you when you need it, He will protect us when we need it, He will NEVER fail us. That is a hard lesson to learn, that He won't fail us.....but the bible is true and His word says that God never fails, so I have to believe that!

I find myself lately praying without ceasing. The bible says to pray without ceasing. I really never understood what that meant, but lately I'm beginning to grasp that concept. I talk to God all the time. Just like He's my best friend. Unfortunatley, I started that because I got so scared after Caden had his little episode of seeing someone in the house. (Or thinking he did) It scared me so bad, I had to just constantly talk to God to protect us, protect our minds and thoughts and protect my house and family. I'm sure God is trying to teach me to lean on Him more, that He will take care of us. Whatever He is trying to tell me, I'm listening.

I'm just really rambling in this blog, but I just wanted to post some of the things I'm learning lately. Finding strength is constant in life and God will always be there to give it to us. Pray all the time and always turn to God no matter what the circumstance!